Nicolaas F. de Rooij

Nicolaas F. de Rooij received an M.Sc. degree in physical chemistry from the State University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1975, and a Ph.D. degree from Twente University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1978. From 1978 to 1982, he worked at the Research and Development Department of Cordis Europa N.V., The Netherlands. In 1982, he joined the Institute of Microtechnology of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (IMT UNI-NE), as professor and head of the Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory. Since October 1990 till October 1996 and again from October 2002, he is acting as director of the IMT UNI-NE. He lectured at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ), and since 1989, he has been a part-time professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). His research activities include microfabricated sensors, actuators, and microsystems. He was a member of the steering committee of the International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators and of Eurosensors. He acted as European Program Chairman of Transducers '87 and General Chairman of Transducers '89. He is a member of the editorial boards for the journals Sensors and Actuators, Sensors and Materials and the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems.
Dr. de Rooij is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Institute of Physics (IOP UK). He is corresponding member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and individual member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences in recognition of his activities in the field of MEMS.
He has authored and coauthored over 250 technical papers.  He has received a number of awards, including the Schlumberger Fund Award (1992) and the Visiting Investigatorship Program (VIP) Award from A*STAR’s Science and Engineering Council (SERC), Singapore (2005-2008).

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